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Pepsi Yanks Commercial ... Apologizes to Kendall

4/5/2017 10:23 AM PDT

Pepsi has officially folded and pulled its Kendall Jenner ad after an online revolt ... and issued a special apology to the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star. 

The company was ducking for cover all morning, as people railed on the ad which made it look like Kendall Jenner could bring unity between cops and protests like the Black Lives Matter movement with a can of soda.

Pepsi released the following statement -- "Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue."

The company goes on to say, "We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position."

DeRay Mckesson, the face of the Black Lives Matter movement, said what's on the minds of many ... how could the brain trust at Pepsi have thought this was cool?

As for Kendall ... she's removed all references to the commercial on social media.

Kendall Jenner Rosario Dawson Goes After Pepsi Ad She Once Mocked

4/5/2017 7:45 AM PDT

Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad is about 15 years too late and it totally misses the point, according to Rosario Dawson, who once used cola to mock soda companies that exploited social injustice.

Rosario starred in the Chemical Brothers' video for their 1999 song, "Out of Control" ... in which she plays a revolutionary heroine who makes peace with rioting police by sharing a soda.

The video was intended to be a satire on the U.S. advertising culture, which tries to get its hands into everything and anything where it can make money. 

Rosario has seen Kendall's version, and responded this way ... "Eerily reminiscent of Chemical Brothers "Out of Control" vid we shot in Mexico City ~ 15 yrs ago sadly minus the point."

DeRay McKesson Pepsi, Kendall Chose Profit Over Social Justice

4/5/2017 7:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeRay Mckesson, the face of the Black Lives Matter movement, thinks the Kendall Jenner/Pepsi ad is a shocking example of exploitation for profit.

Mckesson, who has been arrested and tear gassed during various protests, is appalled the brain trust at Pepsi didn't have a clue the ad -- which conveys the message a can of Pepsi can resolve the conflict -- was so tone-deaf.

He clearly thinks this is capitalism at its worst.


Charlamagne tha God Kendall Jenner, Pepsi Should Be Ashamed

4/5/2017 6:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendall Jenner jumped into the Black Lives Matter movement in the worst way possible, and Pepsi should be ashamed of itself for orchestrating it ... so says Charlamagne tha God.

"The Breakfast Club" host echoed a chorus of outrage over the ad, which suggests a can of soda can solve the problems between African-Americans and cops.

Charlamagne doesn't expect more from the Kardashian family, and also thinks now's the perfect time for Coca-Cola to seize the moment.


Rob and Blac Chyna Back Together Neighbors are PISSED

3/8/2017 10:11 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1:10 PM PST -- Sources close to the situation tell us the two are NOT together ... Rob was only at Chyna's to see his daughter. We're told Rob's been focusing on his health and being a good father.Rob and Blac Chyna are back together which for some is good news, but not for their neighbors, who are asking cops for advice on what they say has become a dangerous situation.

We've learned the on-again, off-again couple is back under Blac Chyna's roof in her gated San Fernando Valley neighborhood. We're told Rob moved in late last week.

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were in the gated community Tuesday for an unrelated matter when several neighbors flagged them down and ticked off a laundry list of complaints against Rob and Chyna. Among them ... they said there were "thugs" visiting their home, who did not go through the front gate but rather jumped the wall, avoiding security. The neighbors called them "riffraff."

The complaints go on ... Rob parks his car on the front lawn because Chyna has a fleet of cars that take up the proper space. The neighbors also say the noise is unbearable, at all hours.

Our sources say cops told them there's nothing they could do but they should take it up with the homeowner's association. But cops said the house is now on their radar.

The neighbors said the community is filled with "affluent people" ... lawyers, athletes and actors and they told cops they were worried Rob and Chyna would bring property values down.

Jameis Winston Speech: Boys Should Be Strong ... GIRLS SHOULD BE SILENT

2/23/2017 6:53 AM PST
Breaking News

Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston completely blew it at an elementary school speech to kids ... telling the crowd men are supposed to be strong and loud -- and women should be silent.

Winston was at Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg addressing a group of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade male and female students when he noticed some students were getting bored. 

He tried to shake things up with the following statements (as documented by the Tampa Bay Times): 

"All my young boys, stand up. The ladies, sit down ... but all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to!"

"Now a lot of boys aren't supposed to be soft-spoken. You know what I'm saying? One day y'all are going to have a very deep voice like this (in deep voice). One day, you'll have a very, very deep voice."

"But the ladies, they're supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y'all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!"

One of the teachers told the Times a female student turned to her and said, "I'm strong too."

As for Winston, he later told the media, "During my talk, I used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some."

Kylie Jenner Your Eye Kit Stinks, Gives Us Headaches ... Customers Complain

2/12/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of Kylie Jenner's eye kits has become a real pain for customers who've filed complaints about chemical-induced headaches.

At least 15 people filed complaints within the past 2 weeks with the Better Business Bureau, claiming they smelled "chemicals and glue" when opening Kylie's Royal Peach Eyeshadow Palette.

Customers described the odor as "spray paint" or "paint thinner," and one said it stunk so bad she put the whole package outside her house. There's also at least one complaint of the makeup causing "a horrible headache."

The BBB tells us Kylie Cosmetics launched an investigation immediately and found an adhesive in the packaging was causing the smell. Kylie's company insists it's safe to use ... according to the BBB.

No word if the packaging has been changed, but the BBB says it got fewer complaints this week. We reached out to Kylie Cosmetics ... but no word back.

The Game I Booted Girls for Crashing Not 'Cause They're Dark-Skinned!

2/8/2017 4:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Game booted a bunch of chicks -- who are black -- from his Super Bowl party, but insists he wasn't racially profiling ... they just weren't on the guest list.

Game told us his side of the story that's getting around the Internet, and has some people labeling him a racist. One of the women posted a video saying she was 86'd for being "dark meat."

That's total BS according to Game -- he explained what happened when he started asking if anyone in the party knew the ladies.

He says considering he gave 'em a fresh pair of socks, plus pizza and drinks ... they've got no business trying to twist this into racism. 

Kim Zolciak Reeelaaaaaax ... My Son's Not Holding A Loaded Gun!!

2/7/2017 9:22 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Zolciak admits her 4-year-old son holds his father's gun but says haters need to swallow a chill pill because the piece isn't loaded.

Kim's son, Kash, filled out a school questionnaire introducing his dad, former NFL star Kroy Biermann ... and one of his answers read, "I love him because he lets me hold his real gun."

Kim caught serious heat after posting the questionnaire, but she tells us Kroy's Desert Eagle pistol is NEVER loaded when they let Kash hold it.

She adds ... Kash "is not shooting it, and we have a huge safe that we put the gun in, and in there they are not loaded as well."

3 Doors Down Frontman O' Say Can You See Why We're Playing the Inauguration

1/19/2017 12:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

3 Doors Down isn't necessarily rocking for Donald Trump ... they're rocking for America, dammit!!!

We got frontman Brad Arnold leaving rehearsal at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday night, and he clearly has no reservations about playing Thursday night's Make America Great Again event ... for which the band got a ton of backlash.

Brad's got no shame in the game.

'Bachelor' Contestant Corinne Whipped Cream on the Boobs Trick ... Total Fail!!!

1/16/2017 7:07 PM PST

"The Bachelor" star/villain Corinne Olympios was at it again Monday, wearing a flasher-style trench coat while trying to seduce Nick Viall with whipped cream on her cleavage ... it didn't work at all.

Nick gets all, "I-gotta-respect-the-other-girls" on her ... totally humiliating. She was so pissed she skipped the whole rose thing.

Corinne may have a "platinum vagine" ... but still, she might wanna play a little less aggressively.


Fetty Wap to Alexis Sky We Know You Leaked the Sex Tape ... Now Stop It

1/10/2017 2:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Fetty Wap is serious about getting a sex tape off the Internet ... purportedly featuring him and Alexis Sky -- and he's targeted the person he thinks leaked it ... Dear Alexis, STOP!

TMZ has obtained the cease and desist letters Fetty's legal hounds fired off to Alexis and a bunch of media outlets allegedly posting the video.

Fetty's lawyers threatened Alexis this way ... "[Y]ou must IMMEDIATELY STOP the distribution and/or attempted distribution of this alleged video to any and all media outlets." 

BTW ... he vows to sue her if the video doesn't disappear.

We'll see if he ruffled enough feathers to keep it from spreading any further. 

Fetty Wap Sets Legal Attack Dogs on Leaked Sex Tape

1/10/2017 11:16 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Fetty Wap isn't about to let anyone, especially his ex-gf, make a dime off leaking a sex tape allegedly featuring him and said ex, Alexis Skyy ... TMZ has learned.

Video clips appearing to show Fetty and Alexis doing the deed started floating around the Internet Tuesday morning. Fetty's camp tells us he has NOTHING to do with the leak, and he's already got his legal team on the job.

We're told Fetty's lawyers have drafted cease and desist letters to websites posting the clip -- and also to Alexis. The letter doesn't accuse her of leaking the video, but we're told it does warn her a lawsuit could be coming her way if they find out she did. As for whether it's definitely him on the tape -- Fetty's camp won't confirm.

We're told Fetty believes he and Alexis are the only people in possession of the video. As we've told you over the years of covering celeb sex tapes -- both parties have to sign off on any distribution deal.

For her part, Alexis' attorney, Eric Croone, tells us ... the video was leaked without her permission, and she's considering legal action too.

Sounds like there's no chance the rest of this video sees the light of day. Not at this point, anyway.